[Samba] Advertising Samba shares on the local network via mDNS

Rishi Srivatsavai rishisv at gmail.com
Thu Feb 1 23:55:00 GMT 2007

On 2/1/07, Jeremy Allison <jra at samba.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 06:15:57PM -0500, Rishi Srivatsavai wrote:
> >
> > No, smbd will not be directly listening in/participating in the
> protocol.
> > I plan on using  the mDNSResponder code from Apple (available on
> > multiple platforms) which includes a library (libdns_sd) and a mDNS
> > daemon that performs the needed DNS operations via multicast on
> > UDP port 5353.  Applications advertise by using libdns_sd to issue
> > advertisement requests and receive results via IPC with the
> > mDNS daemon. I plan on modifying smbd to use libdns_sd and advertise
> > shares on the network.
> What license is libdns_sd available under ? Check for GPLv2/3
> compatibility please.

The shared library source (libdns_sd) is licensed under a 3-clause
BSD license which is compatible with GPL.


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